December 19th, 2011

2011 Puddle Award for Best Opening Line Heat six (of eight)

The search for the winner of this year's Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line continues with Heat six.

There are eight heats in all. The winners (or joint winners) from heats one to seven go straight through. The second place finishers battle it out in heat eight to see which title joins the others in the final round.

What's at stake?
Bragging rights for the winner? An interview and/or guest post here on An Englishman in New Jersey, as well as
signed copy of my book, Fur-Face, and a couple of I are a writer! pens, as shown in the pic below.

You'll need an LJ account to vote, but they're free).


Poll #1804225 2011 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST BEST OPENING LINE: HEAT SIX OF SEVEN
This poll is closed.

From the following list, please select any opening lines which you think should progress to the final round.

Nobody knew how and nobody knew why, but everywhere that Renee went the rain followed.
16(19.5%)
The prawnship glided through the asteroid belt, two pairs of plated antennae flicking to and fro in its watch for danger and ore samples.
6(7.3%)
Robert Frost is an idiot.
13(15.9%)
The scones are my favourite thing to make.
3(3.7%)
She was sitting beside him on the moon, their feet dangling into the darkness of outer space and galactic stars.
13(15.9%)
A single word heralded the dawning of post-humanity.
13(15.9%)
There are days when everything falls into place and life is good; this isn't one of those days.
12(14.6%)
Upon a distant, bitter rock in the midst of a storm-tossed Atlantic is a forgotten lighthouse dinosaured by a lone triceratops.
6(7.3%)

Links to the qualifying Heats
Heat one
Heat two
Heat three
Heat four
Heat five
Heat six
Heat seven
Heat eight

Final Round


Voting in Heats 1 through 7 will close on Wednesday, December 28th 2011 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern). Heat eight will take place soon after.

Good luck to all who take part! Vene, vidi, puddli!


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